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Artworks worth almost £300m leave country permanently

Image copyright DCMS/PA Image caption Francesco Guardi’s view of Venice has left the country Artworks worth almost £300m have left Britain permanently since 2011, according to new figures. The pieces include Picasso’s Child With A Dove worth £50m which is now thought to be in Qatar. Wealthy buyers are using ...

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Car ploughs into pedestrians in Melbourne, police say

One person has died and “a number of people” are being treated after a car struck pedestrians in central Melbourne, police have confirmed. Paramedics were at the scene treating people, an Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said. She could not yet say how many. The incident happened at a busy intersection, Bourke ...

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Paramount gets $1bn Chinese funding

Image copyright Getty Images US film company Paramount Pictures has secured a $1bn (£810m) cash injection from two Chinese firms. As part of the deal, Shanghai Film Group and Huahua Media will finance about a quarter of all Paramount’s films over the next three years. The partnership gives Paramount an ...

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